Helen Irene Welles McDaniel was born in Minnesota on Sept. 26, 1891. Helen Welles moved to southern California with her family in 1903. She later married artist Wesley McDaniel and settled in Colton (San Bernardino County). For 45 years she taught at Colton Union High School. She died in nearby Loma Linda on July 30, 1973.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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